Video: Blockchain in healthcare live stream for national HIT week

On Thursday September 29 at 1pm ET (@healthblawg) will be hosting a roundtable on the impact of blockchain on healthcare.

Speakers include Brian Ahier (@ahier), Leonard Kish (@leonardkish) and Peter Nichol (@PeterBNichol). As we observe National Health IT Week, we take a multifaceted look at the technology and its potential for improving health IT. We welcome your comments and questions.

This discussion will be tailor for the healthcare leader that is a novice regarding the concepts of blockchain. Five main areas will be covered:

  1. What blockchain is?
  2. Explain the benefits of a blockchain?
  3. How blockchain applies to healthcare?
  4. Outline the real challenges with blockchain?
  5. Rapid fire, will blockchain chain the world?

This will be an impactful and short 30min discussion. Stay tuned! This may be live streamed from YouTube on Thu September 29th, 2016 at 1pm EST. However, the recorded versions will be available shortly after the discussion.

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Peter is a technology executive with over 20 years of experience, dedicated to driving innovation, digital transformation, leadership, and data in business. He helps organizations connect strategy to execution to maximize company performance. He has been recognized for Digital Innovation by CIO 100, MIT Sloan, Computerworld, and the Project Management Institute. As Managing Director at OROCA Innovations, Peter leads the CXO advisory services practice, driving digital strategies. Peter was honored as an MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalist in 2015 and is a regular contributor to on innovation. Peter has led businesses through complex changes, including the adoption of data-first approaches for portfolio management, lean six sigma for operational excellence, departmental transformations, process improvements, maximizing team performance, designing new IT operating models, digitizing platforms, leading large-scale mission-critical technology deployments, product management, agile methodologies, and building high-performance teams. As Chief Information Officer, Peter was responsible for Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange’s (HIX) industry-leading digital platform transforming consumerism and retail-oriented services for the health insurance industry. Peter championed the Connecticut marketplace digital implementation with a transformational cloud-based SaaS platform and mobile application recognized as a 2014 PMI Project of the Year Award finalist, CIO 100, and awards for best digital services, API, and platform. He also received a lifetime achievement award for leadership and digital transformation, honored as a 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Peter is the author of Learning Intelligence: Expand Thinking. Absorb Alternative. Unlock Possibilities (2017), which Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Triggers, calls "a must-read for any leader wanting to compete in the innovation-powered landscape of today." Peter also authored The Power of Blockchain for Healthcare: How Blockchain Will Ignite The Future of Healthcare (2017), the first book to explore the vast opportunities for blockchain to transform the patient experience. Peter has a B.S. in C.I.S from Bentley University and an MBA from Quinnipiac University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He earned his PMP® in 2001 and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Masters in Business Relationship Management (MBRM) and Certified Scrum Master. As a Commercial Rated Aviation Pilot and Master Scuba Diver, Peter understands first hand, how to anticipate change and lead boldly.